LAST UPDATED: June 27, 2021


Check this page for important dates, deadlines, and tournament schedules throughout the year. You'll be glad you did!

• Illinois Coaches' Training  //  now available online!
-Coach training has caught up to the 21st century!
-Click here to access the Illinois Odyssey of the Mind Coaches' Training video!

• Illinois Judge/Volunteer Training  //  to be posted online this winter!
-Judge training has *ALSO* caught up to the 21st century!
-Volunteers no longer have to drive to complete a training - you can do it from home!
-Registered judges will receive an email with instructions a few weeks before competition.
-Click here to register as a volunteer/judge

• Illinois Registration Due  //  Friday, February 12, 2021
-All teams wishing to compete at the Illinois tournament must register
-Click here to register ($35 if on or before Jan. 31, $50 thereafter)

• Illinois State Tournament  //  VIRTUAL FOR 2021 (and everyone's safety!)
-SPECIAL FOR 2021: To allow *all* students the opportunity to participate in OM this year, Illinois will be      working with five other states to provide a *VIRTUAL* competition!
-Submit all required materials at the main OM website by: March 12, 2021
-Here is a link to the competition program!
-Please click here for details on how to upload your solution + complete Spontaneous!
-Virtual Awards Ceremony: click here to watch!

• Illinois Pin/Shirt Re-Orders Due  //  Monday, April 24, 2021
-Click here to access the Shirt & Pin Online Store
-NOTE: Pin and shirt orders for World Finals 2021 due by April 24
             All orders for WF need to be placed by a coach or parent
             as a group order (please no individual orders)
• Odyssey of the Mind World Finals  //  June 10-12, 2021
-Location: Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Florida)
-NOTE: The current plan is to hold an in-person AND virtual World Finals competition! All our OM teams will be able to share their awesome solutions one way or another as we navigate back to normal!
-Details to be posted at Odyssey of the Mind HQ!